Afghan special forces   (13)At least 33 Taliban militants were killed and 6 others were injured during military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

The operations were jointly conducted by Afghan national police, Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives.

Interior ministry following a statement said Wednesday that the militants were killed or injured in Zabul, Kandahar, Paktia, Maidan Wardak, Uruzgan, Khost, Jawzjan, Nangarhar, Baghlan, Ghazni, Balkh, Laghman and Paktika provinces.

Afghan security forces confiscated various types of light and heavy weapons along with explosives during the operations, interior ministry said.

The statement by interior ministry also added that Afghan national security forces discovered and seized 9 rounds of improvised explosive device (IED) during the operations in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

Interior ministry said the improvised explosive device (IEDs) were recently planted by Taliban militants for insurgency attacks in Paktika, Khost, Ghazni and Laghman provinces.

Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

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